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Get a look at San Francisco’s breathtaking skyline, waterfront, and wildlife from the water as you cruise under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge and circle notorious Alcatraz Island.

Set sail from historic Fisherman's Wharf and enjoy breathtaking views of the City by the Bay. Pass by the lively seafood restaurants and parks of North Beach and the beach and bathhouse of the Aquatic Park Historic District. Check out the red-roofed barracks and buildings of Fort Mason and the pastel-colored homes of the waterfront Marina Districts as you approach the massive 4,200-foot (1,280 m) span of the Golden Gate Bridge. Keep your camera handy—you cruise right underneath this iconic and impressive city symbol.

As you make your way across the bay, the colorful history of the city is revealed through award-winning narration from a personal, wireless headset. Be on the lookout for aquatic wildlife including seagulls, pelicans, and sea lions. You may even be lucky enough to spot a harbor porpoise or whale.

Admire the rugged beauty of the Marin Headlands wildlife reserves and the waterfront charm of picturesque Sausalito. Slowly circle Alcatraz Island, once the involuntary residence of the nation’s most infamous criminals, including Al Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly, and see the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the distance as you make your way back to the pier to disembark.

Get a look at San Francisco’s breathtaking skyline, waterfront, and wildlife from the water as you cruise under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge and circle notorious Alcatraz Island.

Set sail from historic Fisherman's Wharf and enjoy breathtaking views of the City by the Bay. Pass by the lively seafood restaurants and parks of North Beach and the beach and bathhouse of the Aquatic Park Historic District. Check out the red-roofed barracks and buildings of Fort Mason and the pastel-colored homes of the waterfront Marina Districts as you approach the massive 4,200-foot (1,280 m) span of the Golden Gate Bridge. Keep your camera handy—you cruise right underneath this iconic and impressive city symbol.

As you make your way across the bay, the colorful history of the city is revealed through award-winning narration from a personal, wireless headset. Be on the lookout for aquatic wildlife including seagulls, pelicans, and sea lions. You may even be lucky enough to spot a harbor porpoise or whale.

Admire the rugged beauty of the Marin Headlands wildlife reserves and the waterfront charm of picturesque Sausalito. Slowly circle Alcatraz Island, once the involuntary residence of the nation’s most infamous criminals, including Al Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly, and see the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the distance as you make your way back to the pier to disembark.

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Bay Cruise

Duration 1h Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
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per adult
$30

Total price is $30, taxes included

It only takes 2 minutes

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Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Activity/Location

San Francisco 94133

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Red and White Fleet box office

    Pier 43 1/2, Fisherman's Wharf Taylor St. & Embarcadero

    San Francisco 94133


Highlights

  • Scenic cruise around the bay & under the Golden Gate Bridge

  • Up-close look at the infamous former prison on Alcatraz

  • Picturesque Marin Headlands & the charming town of Sausalito

  • Postcard-worthy views of the skyline & waterfront landmarks

  • Viewing local wildlife such as pelicans, sea lions & whales


Inclusions

  • Guided cruise on the San Francisco Bay

  • Headset for pre-recorded commentary on the cruise in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese


Know Before You Book

  • Children 4 and younger are complimentary.

  • This cruise operates from 10 AM (9:15 AM in the summer) until an hour before sunset, with 8–13 departures daily, departing every 30–45 minutes.

  • Hours of operation vary; please check before you go.

  • You should arrive 30 minutes prior to your desired tour start time.


Cancellation Policy

This reservation is non-refundable and cannot be changed or cancelled after booking.

Location

San Francisco, CA 94133, United States